While this director is the daughter of a film family, she has sought to earn her own way: her father is producer Raphael Silver; her mother director Joan Micklin Silver. Marisa Silver got her start wh...
New York City, New York, USA
|Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Old Enough"|
|TV directing debut, episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC)|
|Made first film, a 20-minute documentary, while at Harvard|
|Published short story in The New Yorker|
|Co-directed "He Said, She Said" with Ken Kwapis|
|TV-movie directorial debut "Indecency" (USA Network)|
|Co-directed TV special, "A Community of Praise" (PBS)|
Her big-screen debut came with the Sundance-sponsored film "Old Enough" (1984), co-produced with her sister, Dina. Silver both wrote and directed this small, charming film about the friendship between a rich girl and a poor girl in New York. Her second film, "Permanent Record" (1988), featured a young Keanu Reeves in a drama about teen suicide. She stayed with the people-oriented genre with "Vital Signs" (199), a drama about a group of medical students. Silver's first co-directing project (with Ken Kwapis) was the high-concept "He Said, She Said" (1991), a battle of the sexes comedy shown alternately from the view of the man (Kevin Bacon) and the woman (Elizabeth Perkins).
|Raphael Silver||Father||born 1930; president of Silverfilm Productions|
|Joan Silver||Mother||born 1935; films include "Hester Street," "Crossing Delancey"|
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.